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SATURDAY 28 JUNE, 6.30PM CINEMA 1

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'Mr Reaper's Really Bad Morning': Carol Beecher, Kevin D.A. Kurytnik

Based in Calgary, the Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS) stands as one of the most valuable organisations in the indie Canadian animation community. Since 1980 this artist-run film co-op has proved to be a valuable hitching post for a supremely talented, fiercely independent and often courageously experimental posse of animators to learn, develop and refine their filmmaking free of any constraints. As a result of a forensic search of the vast QAS archive, we have brought together TWO very special programs in tribute and celebration of QAS.

'Impact' showcases the incredible range of filmmakers who have, in one way or another, had their careers shaped and influenced by their experiences at QAS over the last thirty years. This program is about as mixed a bag as you are going to find and says much for what a gift QAS is to the international animation community.

MIAF14 is thrilled to announce Kevin D.A. Kurytnik & Carol Beecher from QAS will be attending the festival.

Kevin will be presenting a very special 'writing for animation' all day workshop - head here for details.

SL: Spoken Language / NL: No language / Sub: Subtitles

 

Also see:
> Quickdraw Animation Society - Impact: Fri 27 June, 8.00pm

> Workshop: Story Orgy - Kevin D.A. Kurytnik (Canada): Fri 27 June, 9.30am-4.00pm

 

Twosday
Brian Batista
Canada, 3’13, 2003 (NL)
Fun and subversive all at once. A hilarious, foot-to-the-floor dissection of some of animation’s most sacred cows. Very QAS!

Abandon Bob Hope All Ye Who Enter Here
Kevin D.A. Kurytnik
Canada, 8'30, 2000 (Sub)
Stars Dante and his guide Virgie, the nearly featureless anthropomorphic wonder squirrel - with a cameo by Bob Hope.

Nude Defending A Staircase
Scott Higgs
Canada, 0’32, 1994 (NL)
Art and cartooning collide in a Quick Drawn deconstruction of some famous classic art and animation highbrow highlights.

Stampede Eats Me Up Inside
Trevor Mahovsky
Canada, 4'45, 1998 (SL)
One man’s primal childhood memories of the myriad horrors that emerged from attending the annual stampede in his home town.

Oppo
Yasmin P. Karim
Canada, 2'45, 1997 (NL)
A visual symphony of backlit metamorphosing images exploring, over and over, the way opposites create perfection.

C'est La Vie The Chris J. Melnychuk Story
QAS Collective
Canada, 6'54, 2011 (SL)
A colourfully poignant, often funny, collective QAS tribute to animator Chris J. Melnychuk - whose voice will not be silenced.

Raw
Don Best
Canada, 5’00, 1995 (NL)
Best’s signature QAS film and a stunning piece of cameraless / direct-to-film animation.
The Tale Of The Steamin' Green Log
Gavin De Lint
Canada, 2'15, 1995 (SL)
The semi-autobiographical tale of a scout troupe canoe trip hyperbolized into chaos to avoid lawsuits.
Bittersweet
Y. Lin
Canada, 3’45, 2013 (NL)
Bittersweet sits on many shelves, sails in from many different quarters and settles on the beholder in many different hues.
Two
Kim Anderson
Canada, 3’00, 2006 (NL)
Two is the magic number but it takes a lot of magic to make Two work. People are imperfect but there is always a way to survive and live with the imperfections of others.
Greycon4
Brandon Blommaert
Canada, 6’41, 2007 (NL)
A bold, bizarre and utterly unique early lurch into the digital realm surfing all the way on one of the most unusual imaginative waves. A fine and weird brew of ideas and techniques.
Mr Reaper's Really Bad Morning
Carol Beecher, Kevin D.A. Kurytnik
Canada, 17’00, 2004 (NL)
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones and even the Reaper can get out of side on the wrong side of the bed some mornings.
Movements Of The Body - The Gesture
Wayne Traudt
Canada, 4’23, 1994 (NL)
QAS’s Oscar nominated film. A beautifully crafted study of pure movement with more than a nod to some of the masters who came before it.

Linear Dreams
Richard Reeves
Canada, 4'15, 1997 (NL)
An absolutely stunning example of cameraless animation – a film that pushed the technique to very edges of its capabilities.


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